Sinking Ship Entertainment

Apple TV+ orders Jane Goodall-inspired kids show

Apple TV+ has give a straight-to-series order to a hybrid live-action and CGI kids series inspired by the life and work of British primatologist Dr Jane Goodall. The series, titled Jane, is being co-produced by Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute. It is created and executive produced by J.J. Johnson at Sinking […]

Kids round-up: Loomi Animation launches; Sinking Ship to distribute ‘Alma’s Way’; New local agents for ‘Kid-E-Cats’

Epic Storyworlds team launch Loomi Animation Steve Couture and Ken Faier, founders of recently launched kids’ content creation company Epic Storyworlds, have set up Loomi Animation. The Quebec-based studio will focus on animation series, both for Epic Storyworlds and Epic Story Media original content and third-party projects. Louis Leclerc, formerly executive director of Pixel Québec […]

Kids round-up: Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube hit; Nat Geo Kids extends ‘Dino Dana’ in LatAm; Hopster launches on ComHem Play+

Canada’s Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube sensation Bell Media-owned Canadian SVOD Crave has acquired the first season of animated series Denis And Me, featuring YouTube personality Denis Kopotun. Debuting next week as part of WOW Unlimited Media’s WOW! World Kids Collection on the streamer, the series originated on Kopotun’s YouTube channel, which currently has more than […]

Sinking Ship names Ayesha Girgla to head distribution

Toronto-based prodco Sinking Ship Entertainment has appointed Ayesha Girgla as its new distribution manager. Girgla previously held corporate and commercial positions before moving into private practice, and is experienced in working in intellectual property, specifically in trademark, copyright infringement and social media law. She will report directly to the heads of sales and distribution, Marilyn […]

Kids round-up: Tencent Video becomes new Chinese home for ‘Shaun The Sheep’; Acamar Films makes key UK hires; ‘Dino Dana’ movie roars onto Canada’s Cineplex Store and more…

Tencent and Aardman do ‘Shaun The Sheep’ deal UK studio Aardman has signed a deal with Tencent Video to make the streaming platform the new home for Shaun The Sheep in China. The streamer will pick up all 170 x 7-minute episodes of the animated series, which is also carried by Netflix outside of China. […]

Joan Lambur debuts prodco with Sinking Ship

North American TV industry veteran Joan Lambur has launched a new prodco, with Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment attached as minority shareholder. Lambur is exiting Breakthrough Entertainment is order to launch Lambur Productions, which will be active in children’s and family programming, SVOD and licensing. The prodco will work with broadcasters, agents, writers and creative talent […]

Sinking Ship debuts Dino Dana

Sinking Ship Entertainment’s first MIPCOM since acquiring Picture Box Distribution will see the Canadian kids TV firm launch animated series Dino Dana. Annedroids prodco Sinking Ship moved into in-house distribution with the Picture Box acquisition before MIPTV and sales chiefs Kate Sanagan and Marilyn Kynaston are now offering buyers TVO and Amazon original Dino Dana, […]

Canadian producer buys kids distributor

Consolidation in the Canadian kids TV sector continues, with producer Sinking Ship Entertainment revealing it will acquire compatriot Picture Box Distribution. This comes after Canadian toon giant 9 Story Media bought Ireland’s Brown Bag Films last year, and after Temple Street Productions yesterday regrouped as Boat Rocker Media, unveiled new toon arm Boat Rocker Animation. […]